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19 SC Health Centers receive grants from Obama Administration for insurance enrollment assistance

July 11, 2013

On July 10, 2013, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $150 million in grant awards to 1,159 health centers across the nation (19 of which are in South Carolina) to enroll uninsured Americans in new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act. With these funds, health centers are expected to hire…

The Truth Is…Health Insurance Makes a Difference in Health

June 25, 2013

  As South Carolina’s state Medicaid Director Tony Keck continues to tell state policy makers that expanding the Medicaid program to bring healthcare insurance to the uninsured is not right for SC, we learn from the sound research of the Commonwealth Fund that this is absolutely untrue. A recent study reported that people who gained insurance coverage through Oregon’s…

Medicaid Expansion in SC – We Continue to Fight

May 23, 2013

This week, Families USA and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Policies released a study revealing something we have known for quite some time – expanding the Medicaid program as called for in the Affordable Care Act has solid public support. In fact, in polling a broad mix of residents in the five southern states of AL, GA, LA, MS,…

A Simpler Way to Apply for Health Care

May 1, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Tuesday, April 30, 2013 that the application for health coverage has been simplified and significantly shortened. The application for individuals without health insurance has been reduced from twenty-one to three pages, and the application for families is reduced by two-thirds. The consumer friendly forms are much…

Expanding Medicaid Will Benefit Both Low-Income Women and Their Babies

April 18, 2013

For SC Appleseed and our partners in South Carolina, this is yet another example of how accepting the federal dollars for Medicaid support would not only help close gaps in the health coverage, but could be a critical game changer for countless low-income South Carolinians. According to a study by the Center on Budget and…

Petition for Medicaid Expansion

March 26, 2013

The South Carolina Hospital Association is one of many organizations who know how important Medicaid funding is to South Carolina. In an effort to let legislators know that there is support for Medicaid Expansion they’ve started a petition drive. Medicaid expansion will provide health coverage to approximately 250,000 uninsured, low income South Carolinians who can’t…

[GRAPHIC] Who Are the New Medicaid Recipients?

February 15, 2013

[VIEWPOINT] It’s Not a Great Day in SC

February 14, 2013

“It’s a great day in South Carolina.” Or is it? Terry Plumb of HeraldOnline.com challenges this statement that Governor Nikki Haley orders state office workers to use when they greet their phone callers .  In addition to discussing the unemployment rate in the state and poor persons in SC, he also discusses the great Medicaid expansion…

Advocates Urge SC Medicaid Expansion

February 11, 2013

State Medicaid expansion advocates urged state senators last week to expand Medicaid in South Carolina, which, if legislators don’t act on, could leave 300,000 South Carolinians without healthcare coverage. The advocates for expansion, representing the poor, mentally ill, disabled and retired residents, said it is about providing access to healthcare that enables them to work…

[VIEWPOINT] Medicaid Expansion in SC: WIS News 10

February 8, 2013

WIS News 10 in Columbia shares a perspective on Medicaid Expansion in South Carolina. The story includes evidence of how Medicaid Expansion could offset federal cuts coming down the pipeline. Click the link below to watch. WIS Perspective: Medicaid expansion – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina |

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